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Large, Hendrickson named coaches for new Steelheads Women indoor team

SNOHOMISH, WA—The Snohomish County FC Steelheads are excited to announce the new head coach and assistant coach for the Steelheads Women of the Northwest Premier League Indoor (NWPLi). The head coach will be Sean Large. He will have Corey Hendrickson as his assistant coach. Sean has been involved in many levels of soccer (see more below) including coaching at Woodinville High School and being President of the United Club, members of the Northshore Youth Soccer Association. Corey has a long history with indoor soccer as one of the stalwarts of the Snohomish Skyhawks. The two will be on hand to

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Tim Colvin Joins SnoCo FC as First Head Coach of New Women’s Premier Soccer Team the Silvers

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, WA—Snohomish County Football Club is excited to announce that Tim Colvin is joining the premier adult soccer club as the Head Coach of the Silvers, the new elite women’s team being created under the SnoCo FC banner. Colvin is a Snohomish County native with decades of experience as a player, coach, program developer and guide to player achievement. Soccer is a passion for the family as Tim’s father John was a longtime official and was an integral part of the beginnings of Snohomish County Youth Soccer. Together the pair have contributed over 100 years to the sport. Colvin

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Coach Kessler drops in at Snohomish Sports Dome, talks team play (video)

SNOHOMISH, WA—Snohomish County FC Men’s Indoor Soccer Head Coach Jim Kessler dropped in on a recent open session at the Snohomish Sports Dome. Kessler was named the first-ever Steelheads Western Indoor Soccer League (WISL) gaffer recently after the Fish were awarded a team in the elite semi-pro indoor league. Kessler had a chance to speak at the session and stressed the philosophy of teamwork, family and having each other’s backs. He also talked about formations and how indoor is different from outdoor soccer. See a clip below. Open Tryouts October 10-11 The Steelheads will hold WISL men’s team indoor tryouts

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SnoCo FC welcomes Jim Kessler as Head Coach of new WISL men’s team

SMOKEY POINT, WA— The Snohomish County Football Club is pleased to welcome local indoor soccer veteran Jim Kessler as the first Head Coach of the new Steelheads team in the Western Indoor Soccer League (WISL). Kessler is a Snohomish High School, Everett College and Western Washington University grad who helped get the original indoor Snohomish Skyhawks off the ground back in 2005.

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Spout Soccer features Steelhead video interviews

SMOKEY POINT, WA—The Snohomish County FC Steelheads are featured in video interviews on the new Spout Soccer video channel. Spout Soccer puts the spotlight on Cascadia region elite adult soccer. The channel debuted with a video chat with Dagi Kesim in which he talks about his youth club Gala FC and their addition of a new men’s team. Soon after Kesim returned to the channel in his role as Steelheads Director of Soccer and Head Coach to talk about SnoCo FC’s development since 2017. See the interview below.   Steelheads player and co-founder Andrew Escalante was next with an interview

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Kesim keeps teaching online with Gala FC

MILL CREEK, WA–-The Covid 19 pandemic has halted soccer around the world. It’s up to clubs to reach out and stay connected with their players. Dagi Kesim is doing just that with youth side Gala FC as the founder of that club and Steelheads Technical Director of Soccer takes to the internet with live teaching sessions. The video instructions have seen many Gala FC players jump online to view and also participate with feedback and questions. Steelhead players are also joining the viewership in good numbers. The live sessions are archived and can be viewed on Gala FC Facebook. Kesim

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Record-setting Steelheads Defense provided a Championship season

SMOKEY POINT, WA— One of the biggest compliments Steelheads Head Coach Dagi Kesim got during the 2019 Western Washington Premier League season was “your club is very organized.” More often than not the observation was first and foremost about the Snohomish County defense. It was a record-setting defense that allowed just 6 goals over 10 league matches and 9 goals over the entire 14 match season. It set a new standard for both the club and the league. The .60 goals against average in the WWPL is a mark the Fish will hope to one day match and other clubs

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Champions

WWPL Champion Coach’s Cup arrives

SMOKEY POINT, WA— The 2019 WWPL Champion Snohomish County FC Steelheads have received the Champion Coach’s Cup. It will be awarded to Head Coach Daghan “Dagi” Kesim in a future public gathering that will also include presentation of championship medals to Steelheads players. The 14 inch high silver chalice design was selected by Coach Kesim and comes from the same store that supplied the Cascadia Cup. It will eventually find a permanent home in Kesim’s residence as a reminder of his accomplishments with the club in 2019.  

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Coach Kesim thankful for Steelheads’ Championship Season (video)

  SMOKEY POINT, WA— Snohomish County FC Steelheads Head Coach Daghan “Dagi” Kesim recently shared a video talking about the 2019 team and the amazing run to the league title. It was recorded after the win over XF Redmond but before the club knew they were Champions. Dagi talks about diversity and unity. It’s clear from the video that he is thankful for the season and hoping to build on it. The WWPL is a newer league and just finding its footing. If they had such a thing as a “Coach of the Year” award, is there any doubt that

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A Player’s Tribute: Knowing Dagi Kesim

Snohomish County FC Steelheads Head Coach Dagi Kesim received a well-written tribute from defender and SnoCo FC Assistant Coach Kevin Baron recently when Washington soccer website goalWA.net published “Knowing Dagi Kesim: Player reflects on 12 years with his soccer teacher.” You’ll want to read the entire feature, but here is a short excerpt. But when it comes to soccer, Dagi has a special sort of intelligence that even he admits he wishes he also had in other aspects of life. He watched the game from a young age with a highly analytical mind. That seems to me to be where

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Post-Match Video Interviews: Steelheads victory over Federal Way

SMOKEY POINT, WA—Following the Steelheads’ 2-1 win over Federal Way FC on May 18 at Lakewood High School in Smokey Point (match report with highlights here) goalscorers Andrew Escalante and Rio Alcorta and Head Coach Daghan Kesim gave their initial impressions of the match. We also got to use our spiffy new club crest interview backdrop for the first time! So many fish. Watch the videos below!  

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Steelheads to welcome Gala FC coaches, players as guests at 2019 home matches

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, WA— Snohomish County FC Steelheads are pleased to announce that the men’s premier soccer club has enhanced its relationship with Mill Creek area youth club Gala FC. For the 2019 Western Washington Premier League (WWPL) season all current (active) Gala FC coaches and players can attend any SnoCo FC home match as guests of the Steelheads. The arrangement is made possible by a donation to the Steelheads from the Gala FC Board. “We are excited to add this new feature to our relationship with Gala FC,” says Steelheads General Manager David Falk. “We have Gala FC coaches on

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Kesim brings Turkish experience, passion to Steelheads

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, WA— Daghan “Dagi” (pronounced “Dah-Jee“) Kesim grew up in the passionate world of Turkish football. He was getting training and experience with a couple of pro teams in Istanbul and was following in the footsteps of his father who played for Besiktas. He was even in the national team player pool in Turkey — before injury sidetracked his career. Making it in SnoCo The injury meant he would have to concentrate on coaching to stay in the game. “My mother didn’t want me to get depressed about the end of my pro career. She thought I should just

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Felipe Aguilera added to SnoCo FC coaching, scouting staff

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, WA— The Snohomish County Steelheads have added Felipe Aguilera to the club’s coaching and scouting staff. Aguilera was already helping with Hispanic outreach. His help, observations and note-taking at open tryouts convinced the club that he needed a soccer-specific role as well.

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Dagi Kesim named first Head Coach of Steelheads FC

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, WA— Steelheads FC are pleased to announce that Daghan “Dagi” Kesim is the first Head Coach of Snohomish County Football Club. Dagi will start immediately recruiting players and finding talent for the new adult elite men’s soccer club in Snohomish County.

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